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Written by Ingunn V
(9/22/2006 4:44 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lady Middleton, penned by Rae
In my experience biology governs women's brains to a degree before and after giving birth. I am not familiar with any English expression for this condition, but in my country it's referred to as a "nursing fog" (i.e. your brain is clouded/fogged by the biological duties)
Some of my friends complain that the "fog" remains with them longer for each child. Lady Middleton has 4 (or 3?) children and would fit this picture perfectly.
It also fits the picture that she is mainly concerned with her home; that it appears elegant and attractive when she is entertaining for instance.
Considering that Jane Austen never experienced this herself, it proves, again, what an excellent observer of the varities of human nature that she was.
I really enjoy this group read although I don't post frequently. I read the messages posted with great interest, however.
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